Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine (VCHM) is based on ancient medicinal practice that relies on herbs and minerals to correct imbalances in the body that lead to disease. This contrasts with most Western medicines which seek to stop the disease or control the symptoms without correcting the underlying cause. 

That said, as an integrative practice, we combine this knowledge along with more modern diagnostics such as lab work to understand your pet’s condition better and treat it accordingly.

VCHM can assist in treating health issues, which include:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Arthritis/joint disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Post-operative/orthopedic surgery rehab
  • Neurologic problems
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Nerve injuries/paralysis
  • Skin Problems
  • Lick granulomas
  • Allergies
  • Slow or non-healing wounds
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Poor appetite

Herbal medicine is tailored to each pet, based on a traditional examination and a VCHM tongue and pulse evaluation. Formulas are given orally, typically as a powder, in tea, pill, or capsule form. Diet is a large part of healing with VCHM so this will often be discussed as we implement a treatment plan.

Want to know if your pet can benefit from VCHM? Make an appointment online or call us at 541-318-9879.